The idea of “Race” is pretty stupid anyway when looking at the modern human. Let’s just take our president as a very good example. He’s most often refereed to as “The First Black President”, and his race is refereed to as “African American”.
He’s the product of a Kenyan national, and a Woman of “Mostly” European Descent (I say mostly as how can we say a family living in Kansas doesn’t have some black blood, or some native American blood, or maybe some Spanish blood…maybe some East Asian Blood from the influx of railroad workers from the far east….). Often in our current race-based culture people who identify as “Black” make reference to slavery, as well as the discrimination and segregation that came after slavery was disbanded. President Obama’s African father is from Western Africa which is generally not viewed as being involved in the slave-trade, meanwhile his white family ties did have slave owners in their past.
He was born on a Pacific Island that is populated mostly by East-Asians and a wide conglomeration of vastly different genetic populations known as “Pacific Islanders” (A farce in itself as people from Fiji Samoa and Guam amoung hundreds of other island populations are somehow considered “Same” by many legal systems, when generically that’s a hard row to hoe.
He spent his schooling years in Indonesia, with his Indonesian step-father, and then later moved back to Kansas to live with his grand parents who would be described as “White”.
But somehow this complicated cultural and genetic makeup is quickly pigeonholed as “African American”. He was born (dismissing all Birther Claims) on a Pacific Island, but is he not a “Pacific Islander”? He’s half “White” but he’s not White? If we want to split some genetic hairs, I’m willing to bet SOMEBODY in the Kansas linage married a “Native American” (which is a population believed to have traveled into the Americas during the ice ages from East Asia) would that not make him “Native American”? Aren’t “Native Americans” kinda “East Asians”? as a long time ago?
Let’s shift gears here. How about her? She’s retiring from the Massachusetts supreme court, so she’s getting a bit of news coverage, and I wish her a happy retirement.
Marshall was born in Newcastle, South Africa…She moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1964 and attended Harvard University (earning a master’s degree in education in 1969) and Yale Law School.
Doesn’t that sound a LOT like “African American” to you? But suddenly that evaporates when I show a picture:
Is that fair?
Hell if you want to be a really stickler, aren’t we ALL African?
The point I’m trying to get to is that race is bullshit in a day where people freely travel the world over and are free to marry and procreate with the partners of their choice. Hell I’m considered “White” by all accounts, but my “White” origins are from VASTLY different parts of the world and vastly different cultures.
But does that make me? I mean am I any more English, Scottish, German, French, Canadian ect ect, than I am a Mainer, a Masshole, or a New Englander? I mean the first few are where my ancestors come from…the next are where I come from, and above all I’m American, because that’s the nation and the culture I live in.
So what’s the point of it all? I mean we hear about people being racist about our president because he’s black…but what about him being white? Mike Wallace in the video mentions he’s Jewish. Is he speaking religiously or Ethically? Hitler executed Christians because they had converted from Judaism…meanwhile there are Jewish sects that will excommunicate members from improper following of religious doctrine.
Its all bullshit, and the only reason why people get bothered by this shit is WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT! Morgan Freeman is one of my favorite actors. Is he my favorite BLACK actor? No, I don’t bother with a that shit, he’s a good actor, what’s it matter his color or ethnic history? He played a damn good Cop in Seven, right next to Brad Pitt who’s also a favorite of mine….favorite WHITE actor? Or just favorite Actor?
I like Roman Polanski films, he’s one of my favorite directors. Favorite Jewish Director? Favorite Polish Director? Favorite French Director? Favorite White Director? Favorite Pedophile director? Favorite Rapist Director? BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!
FYI, Polanski can’t change his skin color, nor where he was born. He can change his faith, tho Hitler would have killed him just the same if he had been baptized when he was born. He DID choose to rape that girl tho.
When we talk about race we are talking about nonsense when we could be talking about something relevant…or not talking at all.